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A Wizard, A True Star by Todd Rundgren []



Todd Rundgren, hot off the heels of Something/Anything? and its hits “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw the Light”, released an experimental album called A Wizard, A True Star in 1973. The record is a strangely assembled pastiche of synthesizer driven pop songs, homages to Disney soundtracks and wacky Spike Jones records, soul covers and dark, personal compositions.

Nearly all of the songs run together on this recording creating a frantic, but inspired listening experience. Ever the innovative musician and producer, Rundgren’s engaging arrangements and subtle overdubs make this record a gratifying headphone listen.

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